We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Big but smelly rooms”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Chiang Mai Gate Hotel
Ranked #104 of 381 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Big but smelly rooms”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

The first room I was assigned stunk of mold, just unbearable… the second one was marginally better. Apparently their AC system is moldy. Since the AC was off in the second room when I entered, the mold smell was very faint, though it was still stuffy. Luckily the weather was cool enough that I didn't need AC during my time.

Another big downside is the lack of wifi anywhere but the lobby. In the lobby the speed ranges from unusable to barely tolerable.

Breakfast isn't very good. Flies on the fruit. Hard to screw up a hard boiled egg though.

At the least the rooms are a nice size. Staff helpful.

Lastly, to pass along a tip another guest said to me: Be careful not to burn yourself on the 'hot' faucet in the shower. It has absolutely no insulation, so if you are not careful you can seriously burn yourself adjusting the water temperature. I used a spare hand towel to adjust.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
Helpful?
1 Thank d m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

550 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    86
    235
    165
    52
    12
See reviews for
70
186
40
11
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (58)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 days, our room was clean, nice and the staff very nice and proffesional. They speak good English.
They also provide free transport to night bazar at 8pm every day.

We would recommend the hotel: great location, clean, providing good service!

Stayed January 2014
Helpful?
Thank Barbs R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Good place to be in Chiang Mai, just outside the gate to the old town with a weekend night market and food stalls galore every night just outside. There's also 7-11s and an ATM within 20 feet of the hotel. The hotel itself is a little tired but I stayed in one of the suites and it was very pretty and comfortable. Nice pool, not fabulous but nice. The Wi-Fi tho is a pain in the proverbial, its only in the lobby and very, very slow.
The breakfast wasn't western oriented but they did cook fresh eggs except the restaurant staff weren't very welcoming or helpful and just couldn't see the point of cooking a fresh omelette for you when there was dried up scrambled egg in the big bin. The front desk staff were excellent and very helpful.
I can also recommend the tailor whose shop is within the hotel complex. Mr Jhit is not pushy and will not try to rip you off, and his work is excellent. Well worth the spend and so much lower priced than Bangkok.
I can recommend the trip to Tiger Kingdom and very much recommend the guided town centre tour on Segways. Fabulous fun vehicles easy to use with great guides who were very considerate and helpful.

Room Tip: get a suite
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank robinc2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Westminster, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Room was fine--clean and large enough. Included breakfast was OK. There is enough to choose from to fill you up. Location is OK. It's outside the walls and in a slightly quieter area of the city. It's convenient for getting to/from the airport but a bit further from the bus and train station. The internet is slow. My wife felt she got lots of good info from the travel desk in the lobby. There is a pool but we did not use it. It's a busy hotel with lots of tour groups coming and going at all hours.

We thought it was an OK place but we would probably not choose it again. We would choose a smaller family run place.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank John R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2013

The low cost for the deluxe rooms are worth the money. On the Internet it is cheaper and easier when man running up the road about 20 meters to the right direction on Chiang Mai Gate Hotel. On the left side there is then internet, fax, expressions, etc. The tailor who has to be in the hotel business, has done a good job in a man's suit. We have a temple tour booked through the hotel at Double Elephants (or something similar).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Bapat O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Delft, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
76 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We stayed in the Chiang Mai Gate Hotel for two nights while visiting Chiang Mai for the first time. The hotel is conveniently located in a quiet area near the old city. There are a few restaurants and a small night food market nearby. The nightmarket is further away, you might want to take a tuctuc for that.
The hotel is just your average place to sleep and not much more. It's fairly large en therefore also serves larges groups of tourists. The rooms are clean and decorated in a cozy chinese-like style. The bed is big and firm, like al beds in Asia. At night we were disturbed a few times by noisy people in the hall. The signs in the hall urging to respect other guests should have warned us.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant, that could use an update and clean tablecloths. The breakfast is a mixture of asian food, toast, eggs and fruit. If you choose what looks best and not that what you always eat it's fine.
The pool is small, but adequate and was not very busy when we were there. The bar area near the pool is desolate and barpersonel not always present. Wifi is available in the lobby, but sloooow.

Overall, the Chiang Mai gate is a good place to stay, but not much more than that.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Carla S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a total of three nights but had a break in the middle as we went hill trekking and stayed in the mountains. It was a decent room, small in size compared to the other hotels we had stayed at in Thailand up until this one.

It had all the regular facilites you would expect, working air con, hair dryer, running hot water and a decent shower. Was quiet and we had restful nights sleep during our stay here.

The local market road is within a short distance and costs 60 baht by route taxi to get to. There is a lot going on in Chiang Mai markets and loads of decent knock off merchandise if you are into that sort of thing, be sure and barter with the locals - it's good sport and they seem to enjoy it. There are loads of places to get cheap massages, we had the best foot massages in Chiang Mai. Lots of temples and novice monks wandering around in the mornings looking for alms. We watched the Muay Thai kickboxing at one of the local venues and was a good nights entertainment.

There is a pool here but we didn't use it as we were too busy exploring. We had our laundry done here and it was very cheap, around £3 for a couple of big bags of it.

Pack mosquito spray for Chiang Mai, they are everywhere including the public areas of the hotel.

The only thing that let this place down is the breakfast. It was poor. We found that the fried eggs which were cooked fresh to order were the safest most pallatable option with toast but even the toaster was temperamental.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Alan C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Chiang Mai hotels
1.1 mi away
Roseate Hotel
Roseate Hotel
#68 of 381 in Chiang Mai
271 reviews
0.1 mi away
Wiriya House
Wiriya House
#145 of 381 in Chiang Mai
86 reviews
2.1 mi away
Rainforest Boutique
Rainforest Boutique
#56 of 381 in Chiang Mai
862 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
Eurana Boutique Hotel
Eurana Boutique Hotel
#242 of 381 in Chiang Mai
371 reviews
2.3 mi away
Eurasia Chiang Mai Hotel
Eurasia Chiang Mai Hotel
#93 of 381 in Chiang Mai
161 reviews
0.7 mi away
Imm Hotel Thaphae Chiang Mai
Imm Hotel Thaphae Chiang Mai
#77 of 381 in Chiang Mai
441 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Chiang Mai Gate Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chiang Mai Gate Hotel

Property: Chiang Mai Gate Hotel
Address: 11 / 10 Suriyawong Road,Haiya, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 381 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chiang Mai Gate Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chiangmai Gate Hotel is nicely decorated in traditional Lanna (Nothern) Thai style with 121 rooms ( Standard, Superior, Deluxe, and Suite ). Chiangmai Gate Hotel is centrally located near the heart of the city with approximately 20 minutes walk to historic Thapae Gate, old Temples and only 10 minutes ride to the airport and famous Night Bazaar. Apart from providing clean and nicely decorated in traditional Lanna (Northern) rooms, we also offer wide range of basic amenities, facilities and services including a restaurant, meeting facilities and swimming pool. So, whether you are on vacation or business trip, think of Chiangmai Gate as your first choice and you will ultimately experience friendly & warmth atmosphere, customer care and plenty of smiles. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Odigeo, HostelWorld, Agoda, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Hotel.de, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Chiang Mai Gate Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing